Monday, October 10, 2011

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As a blogger I have had the opportunity to participate in some of the most fabulous campaigns and host some of the most amazing parties, but the LeapFrog party that I hosted this past weekend was definitely my favorite!


We recently had the chance to host a “Learn, Create & Share” party sponsored by LeapFrog!  And what better time to party than for Lil Diva’s 3rd birthday?!? 


For our party we were sent several LeapFrog products including:


One LeapPad learning tablet

    -Pre-loaded with Disney Pixar’s Cars 2 ultra e-book

    -LeapSchool Reading Cartridge game

One Tag Reading Sytem

    -Interactive World Map

    -Learn to Read Series 1 (short vowels)


We also received lost of great coloring and activity sheets for our guests and coupons for all of the mommy’s who attended! 


Since I decided to hold our "’Learn, Create, & Share’ party alongside Kinley’s birthday party we decided to have kind of a show and tell demonstration of all of the LeapFrog products and instead of the standard Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Musical Chairs games that are played at most birthday parties we let the kids take turns playing with the LeapPad and Tag Reading System and their accessories! 


I was amazed at how interested and involved all of the children were in the products; my four year old son who doesn’t normally have the patience to set down and play with most educational toys sat and played the different games and read the stories on the LeapPad for hours!  The other moms who were there were equally impressed with how interested their own children were in the LeapPad and the Tag Reading System!  Many of the moms commented that they had never even considered buying their children a LeapPad because they were unsure if it would keep their children entertained and interested, but quickly changed their minds after seeing the products at work!  One of the moms at the party told me that she actually had bought the Tag Reading System for her daughter a while back and that it was one of the best investments she has ever made! 




All of the LeapFrog products laid out for the children to play with at the party!




A few of the party guests playing with the Tag interactive world map (a favorite at the party)!




Playing with the LeapPad by LeapFrog!





I was honestly amazed at how my son took to the LeapPad; he has had plenty of educational “toys” before and never seemed half as interested in them as he was in the LeapPad!  My three year old daughter was more interested in Tag, and loved the interactive map and even amazed me by remembering the names of a couple of the countries within 10 minutes of playing with it!  I was not alone in my amazement either, throughout the party as the children took silly photos with the LeapPad and read whole books with Tag, I had parents come up to me and comment on how interested and engaged their children seemed to be and in many cases the parents admitted that the behavior was unusual for their child.  In my mind that’s the mark of a great product!


There are so many things that I love about the LeapPad; I think that it matches the way that children learn today—it’s in an easy to understand format that resembles products that there parents use—in my opinion that’s genius!  The fact  that both my four year old and three year old can sit down and play a game, practice their reading skills, or even draw a picture completely on their own with very little help from me blows my mind—they seem to know exactly what to do and how to do it with the LeapPad and that’s a feature that as a very busy mommy I can definitely appreciate!  I also love that with the LeapPad you have the ability to download more apps as easily as you can with most adult devices, the ability to constantly update the tools that my children are using to learn with is a big plus in my opinion. 


The Tag Reading System is a product that I had seen before our party, but had never purchased or used for my children—now I definitely wish I had one sooner!  My three year old loves books, but she also doesn’t like other people reading to her (except for me of course) so the Tag system is great for her because she get’s the actual feel of doing it herself, but she’s also having it read to her so that she’s doing more than just looking at the pages!  I also love that the Tag system allows children to go beyond the words and tag and click on images in the story—that’s one of my Lil Diva’s favorite things to do!


I can’t begin to express how happy I am to have found both of these products; both Lil Man and Lil Diva will be starting school next fall and I have been searching high and low for products that will get them interested in learning in preparation for school—and I’m fairly certain I found them in the LeapPad and Tag Reading System!


Want to see what I really think of these LeapFrog products?  Check out my video below!




Check out the LeapFrog website to learn even more about these products and many more!  Also make sure you Follow LeapFrog on Twitter and “Like” them on Facebook!


*I received the products mentioned above in order to host a LeapFrog '’Learn, Create, Share’ Party…products were provided to be by LeapFrog through MomSelect.  All opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the sponsors!*


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